Wisconsin 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary election took place on Feb. 19th, 2008. Obama won by a wide margin.

Delegate count

This chart shows the delegates to the Democratic National Convention in August 2008, who will elect the Democratic nominee for president. Listed are "pledged delegates" - those who were elected through the state's caucuses or primaries - and the "superdelegates" - those who are delegates by virtue of their party or elected office.

Delegate allotments for At-Large and PL/EO delegate types are both based on statewide totals. Therefore, the statewide totals need only be listed in the 'At-Large' row

Wisconsin's Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote [1] Obama Vote [1] Other Vote [1] Pledged Clinton [2] Pledged Obama [2] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 63,246 70,457 1,555 3 3 Republican n/a n/a
2 64,427 125,234 2,327 3 +1 5 Tammy Baldwin Hillary Clinton[2] No
3 52,732 70,246 1,522 3 3 +1 Ron Kind Barack Obama[3] Yes
4 42,688 96,380 1,415 2 4 +1 Gwen Moore Barack Obama[3] Yes Obama $4,000[4]
5 63,771 78,075 1,294 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
6 52,390 65,761 1,404 2 3 Republican n/a n/a
7 59,844 69,484 1,945 3 3 +1 Dave Obey Barack Obama[4] Yes
8 54,856 71,214 1,407 3 3 +1 Steve Kagen Barack Obama[5] Yes Obama $5,000[4]
At-Large Pledged 453,954 646,851 12,948 7 9
PL/EO Pledged 4 6
Dem. Governor 1 Jim Doyle Barack Obama[5] Yes
Dem. Senator 1 Herb Kohl Barack Obama [6] Yes
Dem. Senator 1 Russ Feingold Barack Obama[7] Yes
DNC 1 Jason Rae Barack Obama[5] Yes
DNC 1 Tim Sullivan Hillary Clinton[8] No
DNC 1 Stan Gruszynski Barack Obama[6] Yes
DNC 1 Lena Taylor Barack Obama[9] Yes
DNC 1 Melissa Schroeder Barack Obama[7] Yes
DNC 1 Paula Zellner Barack Obama [10] Yes
DNC 1 Joe Wineke Barack Obama[8] Yes
DNC 1 Awais Khaleel Barack Obama[11]
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/13/2008
Add-On Unpledged TBD 6/13/2008


Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 2 14 0 (+2 unnamed add-ons) 16 (+2 unnamed add-ons)
Total pledged delegates 32 42 n/a 74
Grand delegate total 34 56 0 (+2 unnamed add-ons) 90 (+2 unnamed add-ons)

Delegates in the following two categories are pledged delegates

"At-Large Pledged" delegates are pledged delegates and are apportioned according to the statewide popular vote.
"PL/EO Pledged" delegates are also apportioned according to the statewide popular vote but are selected from a pool of party leaders and elected officials.

Delegates in the following five categories are all unpledged superdelegates

"Dem. Governor" delegates are sitting Democratic governors.
"Dem. Senator" delegates are sitting Democratic senators.
"DNC" delegates are party officials.
"Distinguished Party Member" delegates are former Democratic Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Speakers of the House, Minority or Majority leader of either house of Congress, Governors, or DNC Chairmen.
"Add-On Unpledged" delegates are [To Be Determined].

You may use this list to confirm that the correct number of delegates and superdelegates are represented on the table.

Wobbler and leaner superdelegates

The list of "wobbler" and "leaner" superdelegates helps predict shifts as they change or hedge their endorsements. Click on a superdelegate's name in the main state chart above to see more details about their endorsement status. The full list of superdelegates from Wisconsin is here.

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (PDF)Wisconsin Secretary of State, "Wisconsin State Elections Board Canvass Sumary", elections.state.wi.us, February 29, 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 TheGreenPapers.com, "Wisconsin Wisconsin Democrat Primary Results", The Green Papers, Accessed March, 9 2008
  3. Anne Lupardus, "U.S. Rep. Kind: Pledges super delegate vote to Senator Barack Obama", WisPolitics.com, February 20, 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Frederic J. Frommer, " Feingold, Kagen, signal support for Obama", Chippewa.com, February 21, 2008
  6. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  7. David Callendar, "Feingold: I voted for Obama", The Capital Times, February 22, 2008
  8. [1]
  9. Wisconsin Superdelegate for Obama, Barackobama.com, May 14, 2008
  10. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  11. Previously undecided Wisconsin superdelegate endorses Obama, Star-Tribune, May 14, 2008

External resources

  • DemConWatch - Best source for superdelegate endorsement info.
  • USAToday Election Central - Probably the best resource for votes. Pledged PL/EOs and At-Large delegates are shown at the bottom.
  • WashingtonPost.com - Adobe Acrobat document with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.
  • CapitalEye - Lists campaign contributions in last cycle.
  • PoliticalIndex.com - State political party links (the Washington Post link above should give complete information. However, if you need to follow up, try these links.
  • Politico.com - politico.com's page showing superdelegate status. If you click on the '+' icon for any state/territory, the list will expand and show the commitments. WARNING - This should not be considered a valid source for updating the table. It is however useful as a reference for finding source material. For instance, you can use a Google's news search to confirm a superdelegate's status as it is shown on politico.com.
  • PoliticalResources.com - Links to Secretary of State offices (for official election results).
  • Wikipedia's page on superdelegates - This list may supplement the info available at DemConWatch. Watch out for unsourced information, though.

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